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Carlson Island Stewardship Plan:
guiding ecological stewarship & preventing invasive species

A 5-year adaptive stewardship plan for The Island Residences on Carlson Island in the City of Minnetonka was developed with the objective of eradicating invasive species and restoring a diverse assemblage of native species following initial control efforts in 2015.

The client worked with the City of Minnetonka to secure protection of the Island’s forest and land by acquiring conservation easements on approximately 7.25 ac. of the 12 acre Island.
The EOR-led ecological stewardship plan was developed with full participation by the client and city officials to ensure that the recommended management practices met city standards for conservation easements. Plan recommendations focused on buckthorn removal, herbaceous species control, and the establishment of a wetland buffer.


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